Commissioned commercial works
In the 1980's and 1990's Rob developed the process and his skill in creating pseudo-colour reflection holograms.
Commission for Absolute Vodka circa. 1994.
A 32 x 43 cm glass plate two-colour pseudo-colour reflection hologram showing an intense blue. Rob designed and created the image, mounting the bottle on top of a large plano-convex optical quality glass lens, to give the impression that the bottle was floating and to reflect the purity of Absolut's vodka.
Commission for the Science Museum, London, circa. 1993.
A 43 x 32 cm glass plate two-colour pseudo-color reflection hologram. The hologram depicts a model of the Science Museum logo, above which a real magnifying lens floats in real space.
Commissioned by the British Pavilion for the World Expo, Seville, Spain,1992
A 43 x 32 cm glass plate two-colour pseudo-color reflection hologram. The hologram depicts a model of the British Pavilion built for the World Expo in Seville, Spain in 1992. The theme for the expo was "The Age of Discovery". The hologram took pride of place within the British Pavilion itself.
Commissioned by Oxford University, 1991.
A 43 x 32 cm glass plate single colour reflection hologram of a model of the lysozyme enzyme. The hologram was commissioned by Oxford University to present to Sir David Phillips, Baron Phillips of Ellesmere KBE FRS, and Professor of Molecular Biophysics upon his retirement in 1991. Phillips led the team that determined the structure of the enzyme, which he did in the Davy Faraday Research Laboratories of the Royal Institution in London in 1965. Phillips used diffraction crystallography and so a hologram was a very apt gift for many reasons.
See: Thank-you letter.
Commissioned by IC Holographic for Bass Brewery, circ 1992.
A 43 x 32 cm glass plate two-colour pseudo-color reflection hologram.
Commissioned by the Slovene Museum of Natural History in Ljubljana, Slovenia, circ 2002.
A 1 x 1-metre film laser-illuminated transmission pulsed-laser hologram depicting the Altamura Man. The Altamura Man is a fossil of a 35-year-old Neanderthal man discovered in 1993 in a sinkhole in the Lamalunga Cave near the city of Altamura, Italy. The fossil was dated to be between 128,000 and 187,000 years old. The museum wanted to show a holographic replica of the sinkhole together with the man after just falling in!
Commissioned by the Centre for Satellite Engineering Research, University of Surrey, 1992.
A 43 x 32 cm glass plate single colour reflection hologram of a model of a UOSAT-5 satellite. Rob's hologram was inaugurated by Queen Elizabeth II to mark the site of a new building for the Centre for Satellite Engineering Research. The hologram was unveiled by the switching on of the illumination light source. Upon doing so, and thanks to a filtered light source, the Queen flinched as the boom of the satellite suddenly appeared to project two feet into real space in front of the hologram. The Queen was gifted a 10 x 8-inch copy of the hologram which she took back to Buckingham Palace. Twenty-one years later, in 2003, whilst shooting her portrait, Rob Munday asked if she remembered the event and the gift and she she said that she did and that the hologram was in the Buckingham Palace Library.